| September 26, 2022

Horsham Agricultural Society secures special project in Queen’s honour

Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has congratulated Horsham Agricultural Society on their advocacy to secure a project that will enhance the local area while honouring the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The society was successful in securing federal funding from the former Liberal Nationals Government for the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program, which gives community groups an opportunity to recognise the Queen’s more than 70 years of service through commemorative tree-planting events.

Ms Kealy attended a service at the Horsham Show at the weekend, on behalf of her federal counterpart the Member for Mallee Anne Webster, to mark the planting of the first tree in what will become an avenue of honour at the Horsham Showgrounds.

“It was an honour to join society representatives to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s service, loyalty and dedication to the Commonwealth over her incredible reign,” Ms Kealy said.

“Horsham Agricultural Society’s amazing volunteers put so much work into this commemorative event, and so many other events and projects that benefit our region.

“Their passion is second-to-none, and this year’s Horsham Show on Saturday and Sunday was a fantastic showcase of their wonderful work.

“With the COVID pandemic impacting the ability to host a full-scale show over the past couple of years, it was so pleasing to see big crowds of people back at the showgrounds for this iconic event.

“This year’s show was incredibly successful, and it is testament to the work of so many volunteers who put in countless hours to get events like this up and running.”

Dr Webster said the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program even more poignant.

“I look forward to seeing these trees grow throughout Australia, which will provide memories for all of us,” she said.

“I thank the entire team at the Horsham Agricultural Society for continuing to put your community first and making it a happy and vibrant place to live and for others to visit.”

Photo: Horsham Agricultural Society vice-president Cindy Francis, Horsham Show Junior Show Ambassador Bart Turgoose, Horsham Agricultural Society executive administrator Andrea Cross, and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy plant a tree as part of the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program at the Horsham Show on Sunday.

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